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Natural Products Discovery and Production
This conference will use a cross-disciplinary approach to explore the present and future status of natural products and their prospects for continued commercialization. (2008-02-22)
American Society for Microbiology launches science diplomacy magazine
The American Society for Microbiology announces a new quarterly publication, Cultures, that explores the intersection of science, policy, and the global challenges we all share by bringing diverse voices to a common platform. (2014-01-13)
Death on film
Death is a subject that is frequently dealt with on film, arousing strong feelings in many viewers. (2009-02-17)
What's so bad about feeling happy?
Why is being happy, positive and satisfied with life the ultimate goal of so many people, while others steer clear of such feelings? (2014-03-17)
High fiber diet prevents prostate cancer progression
The rate of prostate cancer occurrence in Asian cultures is similar to the rate in Western cultures, but in the West, prostate cancer tends to progress, whereas in Asian cultures it does not. (2013-01-09)
Multiple husbands serve as child support and life insurance in some cultures says MU researcher
Marrying multiple husbands at the same time, or polyandry, creates a safety net for women in some cultures, according to a recent study by an MU researcher. (2012-08-02)
Environment change threatens indigenous know-how
Traditional medicine provides health care for more than half the world's population, but no one has really looked at how the environment affects traditional medicine. (2014-02-12)
Study shows how dominant parents affect kids' self-worth
Children's self-esteem is linked to the behaviour of who is considered the most powerful parent within the household, new University of Sussex research suggests. (2015-10-06)
In-vitro reproduction of long-lasting effects of stress on memory
A group of researchers at Osaka University, succeeded in reproduction of the same phenomenon as memory consolidation by using organotypic slice cultures of the cerebral cortex and revealed that stress interfered with memory consolidation. (2016-04-13)
Multiple fathers prevalent in Amazonian cultures
A new University of Missouri study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science has found that up to 70 percent of Amazonian cultures may have believed in the principle of multiple paternity. (2010-11-10)
Is quality or cost more essential? The international cellphone market
As businesses move into international markets, they often do so with a 'one size fits all' customer satisfaction strategy. (2015-04-29)
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder the world over
Western culture is increasingly obsessed with physical appearance and beauty, but vanity is nothing new, nor is it limited to just one culture. (2010-10-15)
Color names: More universal than you might think
From Abidji to English to Zapoteco, the perception and naming of color is remarkably consistent in the world's languages. (2006-10-18)
Rebel historians coming to Orange County
Three of the most renowned authors and researchers in the field of alternative history will be speaking this fall at the (2006-08-03)
Organisms found on contact lenses can provide clues to cause of corneal eye infection
Cultures of contact lenses may sometimes identify the organisms involved in cases of corneal eye infection, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2007-09-10)
Microbes from 1,500-year-old feces support archeological theories
By evaluating the bacteria and fungi found in fossilized feces, microbiologists are providing evidence to help support archeologists' hypotheses regarding cultures living in the Caribbean over 1,500 years ago. (2014-05-20)
Researchers find romantic kissing is not the norm in most cultures
For generations, passionate kisses immortalized in movies, songs and the arts have served as a thermometer of romantic affection. (2015-08-05)
More than a jump to the left
If your dancing instructor asked you to step left, you would swiftly comply. (2009-12-15)
Patients with chronic sinus do not necessarily develop antibiotic resistance
Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS, inflammation of the nasal passages and sinuses) do not necessarily develop resistance to antibiotics although they may be treated for long periods of time with these drugs, according to an article in the October issue of The Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2004-10-18)
Cultural biases may influence parenting studies, scientist finds
When two University of Illinois scientists set out to learn about the differences in Chinese and American parenting behaviors at mealtime, they learned something important about the reliability of cross-cultural research. (2008-04-03)
K-State professor's book is first to explore Two-Spirit literature in Northwest native groups
Two-Spirit is a term coined in the '90s that refers to people of native cultures who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender/transsexual or queer. (2010-08-24)
Mass biofuel production without mass antibiotic use
Rather than applying mass amounts of antibiotics to vats of biofuel-producing microorganisms to keep control these cultures, researchers have developed a new technique using modified strains that outcompete other possible contaminating microbes. (2016-08-04)
San Diego Zoo scientists establish cell cultures of endangered frog
San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy scientists have taken a tremendous leap forward in banking viable amphibian cells. (2011-11-03)
No one likes a copycat, no matter where you live
Very young children often don't view an artistic copycat negatively, but that changes by the age of 5 or 6, even in countries that place less value on intellectual property rights than the US. (2014-03-11)
Cell removal technique could lead to cheaper drugs
Costly drugs to treat conditions such as cancer and arthritis could be manufactured more cheaply with a new technique developed by scientists. (2008-08-26)
Kids expecting aggression from others become aggressive themselves
Hypervigilance to hostility in others triggers aggressive behavior in children, says a new Duke University-led study. (2015-07-14)
Doctors' and nurses' hospital uniforms contain dangerous bacteria majority of the time, study shows
More than 60 percent of hospital nurses' and doctors' uniforms tested positive for potentially dangerous bacteria, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of APIC - the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. (2011-08-31)
Ancient new guinea pot makers surprising innovation
Archaeologists have unearthed the oldest known pottery from Papua New Guinea in a surprisingly remote location in the rugged highlands. (2015-09-02)
3-D tumors grown in the lab provide new perspective for cancer drug discovery
Understanding how cells within tumors respond to drugs is a critical issue in anticancer drug development. (2016-10-27)
Cedars-Sinai physician definitively links irritable bowel syndrome and bacteria in gut
An overgrowth of bacteria in the gut has been definitively linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the results of a new Cedars-Sinai study which used cultures from the small intestine. (2012-05-24)
Meaningful leisure can mean many things
No matter what form your summer break takes, the benefits of leisure can be powerful. (2007-06-21)
Gene therapy: A promising candidate for cystic fibrosis treatment
An improved gene therapy treatment can cure mice with cystic fibrosis (CF). (2015-11-16)
Ideal weight varies across cultures, but body image dissatisfaction pervades
While different cultures celebrate different body types, researchers at Temple University have found that despite their background, school age children who are overweight or obese are still unhappy with their body image. (2007-10-23)
A 'sponge' for culturing neurons
By using an innovative yet simple technique, a team of Italian research scientists (from SISSA in Trieste, the University of Trieste and IIT in Genova) have managed to obtain an in vitro culture of primary neurons (and astrocytes) that is genuinely three-dimensional. (2015-03-27)
Mobile phone bling may be a personal, but also cultural thing
Choosing mobile phone cases and customizing phones with charms and decorations may reveal a lot about a person's culture, as well as increase attachment to the devices, according to researchers. (2014-07-10)
Consumer issues in the spotlight of new research
Global consumer protests, the impact of e-commerce, metropolitan life-style, truckers striking due to inflated petrol prices, and the debate over sustainable consumption are some of the issues that will be looked at under the new 'Cultures of Consumption' £5 million research programme funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Board. (2002-01-25)
Brain tissue from a petri dish
The most complex organ in humans is the brain. Due to its complexity, it is extremely difficult to do scientific experiments on it -- ones that could help us to understand neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, for example. (2017-04-13)
Genders differ dramatically in evolved mate preferences
Men's and women's ideas of the perfect mate differ significantly due to evolutionary pressures, according to a cross-cultural study on multiple mate preferences by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. (2015-08-06)
Outgoing behavior makes for happier humans
Happy is as happy does, apparently -- for human beings all over the world. (2014-04-15)
Study evaluates various strategies for diagnosis and treatment of sore throat
A comparison of various guidelines and strategies for treatment of sore throat provides information that may help optimize use of diagnostic tests and reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics, according to a study in the April 7 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (2004-04-06)
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